Protesters gather after the Belarusian presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday. Sergei Grits/AP
At least one person was killed after being knocked over by a police prisoner van and dozens were injured in clashes between police and protesters after the Belarus presidential election, a representative of the rights group Spring 96 said on Monday.
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"There are at least 120 detainees, but this is initial data," Valentin Stefanovic also told Reuters.
Thousands of people took to the streets on Sunday in protest after strongman President Alexander Lukashenko looked set to win a sixth term in an election which his opponents say was rigged in his favour.
Police in Belarus broke up crowds of protesters with stun grenades and rubber bullets as long-time leader Alexander Lukashenko looked set to declare an overwhelming victory in a presidential poll his opponents say was rigged.
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of the capital Minsk and other cities after a state exit poll showed Lukashenko winning just under 80 percent in Sunday's election, with main challenger Svetlana Tikhanovskaya coming second with about seven percent.
Tikhanovskaya, a 37-year-old stay-at-home mother and political novice, galvanised the opposition during the election campaign, attracting tens of thousands of supporters to the ex-Soviet country's biggest demonstrations in years.
In the capital Minsk protesters gathered near a central monument, where they formed human chains as they faced off against hundreds of riot police with shields, an AFP journalist and witnesses said.Agencies
"The governorate's crisis room was informed at 3:00 am (0100 GMT) of the collapse of a building consisting of a basement, a ground floor and nine (upper) floors," the Cairo governorate said in a statement, according to AFP.
The building collapsed early on Saturday. State newspaper Al-Ahram said that search and rescue workers recovered the bodies over the course of the day.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu-nationalist party and the firebrand leader of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, are caught up in a fierce battle for the eastern state renowned for its high levels of political violence and murders.
Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal Bin Farhan Bin Abdullah made a phone call to his Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, in which they exchanged congratulations and blessings on the occasion of the blessed Month of Ramadan.
In London, for the first time, Ramadan will be celebrated with a light display in central London, in Piccadilly Circus, no less.
A video is going viral on Russian social media claiming Vladimir Putin is conning his people by using multiple body doubles for trips he doesn't want to make, Daily Mail reported.
The session highlighted the enduring diplomatic ties spanning over five decades between the UAE and Türkey whilst also underscoring the momentous 27 accords inked in the last 18 months, which include the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA).